Security concerns prompt Lady Gaga to cancel Indonesia concert
Earlier this month, Indonesian police had recommended Lady Gaga not be issued a permit because of security concerns.
May 27th, 2012
03:11 AM ET

Security concerns prompt Lady Gaga to cancel Indonesia concert

Lady Gaga canceled her concert in Indonesia, her management said Sunday, citing security concerns after Islamic hardliners denounced her costumes and dance moves as too risqué.

If the concert is held, there are concerns the singer, her crew and attendees may be in harm's way, said Minola Sebayang, the lawyer for the promoters.

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  1. mickey1313

    Why would she want to perform for people who have freedom and choice anyway. Islam is a path of hatred

    May 27, 2012 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. drap

    What happens when she performs in Israel wearing a pork dress... .?

    May 27, 2012 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
    Know when to walk away and know when to run
    You never count your money, when you're sittin' at thetable
    There'll be time enough for countin', when the dealin's done

    May 27, 2012 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Kenny's right.

    May 27, 2012 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Misreporting and bias.It was both the Muslim and Christian groups who were protesting her concert.
    Personally whatever footage I ever watched of her performing, was far from aesthetically or musically uplifting.

    May 27, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. ♚Mmmmm♛

    a penquin on the lam giving

    May 27, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. Muddy Waters

    The Christians protested in the Philipine Muslims saud "cannot guarantee their safety", an implied threat, in Indonesia. Her music does stink, tho.

    May 27, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. talkic social network

    What's sadder than the threats is the moderates not speaking out against the extremists.

    May 27, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Muddy Waters

      Prolly afraid of getting killed, yep.

      May 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |

    The ones speaking out, christian and Islamic alike, are the moderates.
    Odd how americans talk of freedoms of speech, religion, and personal choice is at variance with theirs, it is the "other guys" who are in the wrong.
    Never mind that s/he's music and image are no more than a commercial enterprise of one of worlds largest and luceative corporate structures, far exceeding the energy corps and just as good at dodging tax as they.

    May 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ringo

    While I don't necessarily condone the actions of either religious group regarding this issue,I can't help but think that Gaga's management team failed to do their homework.The statistics say it plainly: Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world! Hello!! Get a clue!! One is certainly free to diagreed with the tactics and threats of the Islamic"hardliners"(which I do),common sense ought to inform you that in a population that is overwhelmingly Muslim,the hardliners/fundamentalists who comprise a substanial enough bloc to influence the populace as a whole.Even if the nation as a whole had welcomed Gaga,the threats of the fanatics were very real,as many,many people have discovered too late,and I think the Indonesian officials had to act on these threats.

    May 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mickey1313

    Islam can only triumph in third world cespools, those countries are erelevant

    May 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Iamrightyouarewrong

    Who the heck is lady gaga.

    May 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    1 John 2:16
    For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vain glory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

    May 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kurt Cobain

    And WHAT is wrong with smelling like tean spirit? Hmmmmm?

    May 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    I actually kinda like Lady Gaga...shhh, dont tell's my secret shame...

    May 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      m.s.! Oh, my!
      Just like my daughter's ss is Justin Beiber, but she thinks I don't know...

      May 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
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